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Old 07-06-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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Hmm, what would my child be worth is a killer dog attacked him, in his own yard?

Anyone who does not have their dog under their control at all times, either in the yard, house, or on a leash. If your child let the dog out, why didn't anyone go after the dog? Why isn't the dog trained to come when called?

I have no pity for someone who lets their dog run amok. Randomly killing other people's animals.

Maybe you should not have such a dangerous dog, if you can't be repsonsible for it. Better switch it out for a Chiuahua, that way other people's animals won't be in danger.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:36 AM
 
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Hmm, what would my child be worth is a killer dog attacked him, in his own yard?

Anyone who does not have their dog under their control at all times, either in the yard, house, or on a leash. If your child let the dog out, why didn't anyone go after the dog? Why isn't the dog trained to come when called?

I have no pity for someone who lets their dog run amok. Randomly killing other people's animals.

Maybe you should not have such a dangerous dog, if you can't be repsonsible for it. Better switch it out for a Chiuahua, that way other people's animals won't be in danger.
Wow.....laws about humans are different.

How can you compare your child's value to a goat???
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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My dog killed a small farm animal. My child had let her loose, and we didn't realize it until much later. We have since done things a lot differently in our home to prevent her from getting out again. In addition we are moving to another state and will have an in-ground electric fence installed.

In order to prevent a lawsuit or any court issues, because we are moving this weekend, we offered to pay the owner of the farm animal for replacement of the animal. The owner said to look online and see how much a replacement costs. We did. The breed and size of the animal, a replacement ranges in value of $75-200. When the owner called me back, I offered her $400-450- double what the animal is worth. She told me that she would take nothing less than $600, or we would go to court. I wasn't going to argue with her, I just want this whole matter put behind me. I ran a check over, and now I'm thinking wait a minute. If an animal had killed one of my pets, I would not want 3 times the value of the animal. A Siberian Husky costs between $300-400, I would probably want $300-400, plus money to cremate my animal (last time my dog died it was like $80 to cremate and put him in a urn- natural causes).

I just want to know if I'm right to feel like I was taken advantage of because of our situation? What do you think?

Yes, you're right to feel that way.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:23 AM
 
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Wow.....laws about humans are different.

How can you compare your child's value to a goat???

Aaahhh. because if you read City Data Pet Forums you will see thousands of post by hundreds of people who talk about how their pets are family, how they tell their kids the pet is their sister or brother, how they claim if anyone harms their pet it would be like harming their own family, etc. You can't deny that many pet owners (especially on this forum) have humanizes their pets, so what's so shocking about associating a child to a pet.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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Aaahhh. because if you read City Data Pet Forums you will see thousands of post by hundreds of people who talk about how their pets are family, how they tell their kids the pet is their sister or brother, how they claim if anyone harms their pet it would be like harming their own family, etc. You can't deny that many pet owners (especially on this forum) have humanizes their pets, so what's so shocking about associating a child to a pet.
I too see my pets as my children.

I just got back from saying good bye to Rip.
He is going hunting today and will be gone until Monday.

However, I know that is is difference between punitive and real value.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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No, I am not comparing a child to a goat, but I am concerned about a dog that is loose, that can kill a goat...if it can kill a goat, that same dog may be dangerous to a small child.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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No, I am not comparing a child to a goat, but I am concerned about a dog that is loose, that can kill a goat...if it can kill a goat, that same dog may be dangerous to a small child.
Good to know.

When you asked what a child would be worth....

I did wonder.
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Old 07-08-2011, 04:56 AM
 
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I'd pay the $600 to avoid my dog being labeled dangerous by authorities.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:28 AM
 
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I'd pay the $600 to avoid my dog being labeled dangerous by authorities.
Exactly. If $600 makes that whole thing go away, it's probably worth it. You are being taken advantage of, but you're paying a premium for a "low-profile solution".
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Out West
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Your dog killed their animal. You decided to settle out of court. The owner of the killed pet is asking for no less than $600. Pay it and move on.

You were willing to pay $450 and they are saying $600. Is $150 really worth all this anxiety? Pay it, chalk it up as a lesson to make sure your dog is always under your control in some way and get on with your moving. But, you make sure you have an agreement of some sort signed, have a third party witness there also to sign and keep copies of everything. Notate on the check what it was for. You may also wish to keep copies of any searches you did that shows the animals fair value price at the time of this agreement.

As someone stated earlier, you are lucky you still have your dog. That right there should be worth that extra $150.
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